Temple of Io: Japanese Style Temple
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Status: Complete
TaleSpire Version: EA - Chimera
Created On: February 8th, 2024
Last Updated: February 12th, 2024

UPDATE: Added/Invented ad hoc Tatami Mats. Slab coming soon! Fixed table heights and removed chairs (that’s too European…)

In my campaign setting, the Dragonfolk are isolationists who live in an Edo Period/Samurai Setting. Each city-state is ruled over by a powerful Shogun: an Elder Wyrm Dragon! In the story, a magical catastrophe nearly wiped out all the living Dragons during an intense war against a union of Elves and Dwarves. To protect his children the God Io, father of the Dragons, swooped down to cover as many Dragons as he could with his massive wings. Io died in the catastrophe and the blood he spilled formed the Blood Isles, upon which the remaining Dragons sought refuge. With their numbers cut down to mere dozens, they hid themselves away from the world. The Dragonfolk would spawn out of the Isles as a result of a last-minute spell from Io. These Dragonfolk obediently serve their Dragon masters, along with Kobolds and numerous other creatures, and work closely with the Druids of Sanctuary, a neutral city located on one of the islands, to hatch precious dragon eggs. All Dragons and their followers worship Io for his sacrifice.

The temple is a mish-mash of Japanese Pagoda architecture (featuring 5 tiers) and traditional Buddhist temples. The monk’s only possessions are their robes, an alms bowl, and a container for water. Their floor is relatively barren otherwise. The head priests have much nicer rooms and a private space to sleep and study in. The ground floor is where worship takes place. At the entrance is a guest logbook and a chest for donations. There are various holy writings around the room as well.

Credit to Blackwolf Majik for the scroll shelf!

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